Teaching and Research Activities of Anjan K Ghosh



Vice Chancellor

Tripura University
(a Central University)
Suryamaninagar
Tripura
India



Dr. Anjan K Ghosh has 30 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of optical information processing, optical communications and photonic sensors.  He obtained his PhD in Electrical Eng. in 1984 from Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh and his MS from the SUNY at Stony Brook, New York. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, India.  

Dr. Ghosh was a member of technical staff in AT&T Bell Laboratories for 2 years. Then he served as a faculty member in the Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, USA,  IIT Kanpur, India, Nanyang Tech. Univ., Singapore, the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, USA and Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.  He was the Head of the Dept. of Electrical Eng., Adv. Center for Electronic Sciences, Laser Tech. Program and the Center for Laser Tech., all at IIT Kanpur.

He published over 150 papers in journals and conference proceedings and delivered several invited talks.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Fellow of the IETE(India), Inst. of Engineers(India), Tripura Math. Soc. and members of SPIE, OSA and Optical Soc. of India.    




RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

 

Photonic Devices, Processors, Sensors:

(a) Nano and metamaterials based photonic sensors,

(b) Fiber optic sensors for bio and environmental sensing,

(c) Design and Modeling of MEMS Sensors and Actuators,

(d) Wireless Monitoring of Health Conditions,

(e) Alignment considerations in photonic system packages,

(f) Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirrors, Optical Chaos.

 

Optical Communications:

(a) Chaos based Optical Communications,

(b) MIMO Free-Space Optical Communications,

(c) Optical Communications between Sensor Nodes,

(d) Optoelectronic Switches and Processors.

 

Technical Education and Research Administration



RESEARCH SUPPORTS in Last 5 years

 

“Upgrading an existing laboratory to an advanced end-to-end networking laboratory”, US Department of Defense, Air Force Research Lab., ($549,000, Aug. 2010-July 2011) jointly with Dr. P. Verma, Dr. S. Cheng, Dr. J. J. Sluss, Jr., University of Oklahoma Tulsa

 

“Commercial vehicle route tracking using video detection”, Oklahoma Transportation Center, ($84,938, Jul. 2009 – Jul. 2011) jointly with Dr. S. Cheng, Dr. P. Verma, Dr. J. J. Sluss, Jr., and R.C. Huck, University of Oklahoma Tulsa.

 

"Fog Vision for Indian Railways", Railway Technology Mission, Ministry of Human Resource Dev. and Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India (Rs. 20,000,000, Apr. 2005 - Aug. 2008) jointly with Dr. U Das, and Dr. S.N. Tripathi, IIT Kanpur.

 

“Establishing an Intelligent Control Laboratory”, FIST Scheme, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India (Rs. 28,500,000, Jan 2006 - Aug. 2008) jointly with Dr. U. Das, Dr. P.K. Kalra, Dr. L. Behera, IIT Kanpur.



PATENTS

 

“Continuous Wireless Monitoring of the Cervical Dilation of a Pregnant Woman”, US Patent No. 7,819,825, dated Oct 26. 2010, University of Oklahoma. 

“Remote cervical dilation monitoring system and method”, US Patent No. 8,100,840 B2, dated Jan. 24, 2012, University of Oklahoma. 

(jointly with P. K. Verma, J.J. Sluss, Jr., S. Cheng, M. Martens, R.C. Huck, S. Chen, and A. Kaul)



RECENT PAPERS IN JOURNALS


A. Ghosh and S. Pal, "Optimal actuation of micro-cantilevers by laser radiation pressure", Electronics Letters, Vol. 42, pp. 580-581, May 2006.


A. Banerjee, S. Mukherjee, R. Verma, B. Jana, T. Khan, M. Chakroborty, R. Das, S. Biswas, A.Saxena, V. Singh, R. Hallen, R. Rajput, P. Tewari, S. Kumar, V. Saxena, A. Ghosh, J. John, P. Gupta-Bhaya, "Fiber Optic Sensing of Liquid Refractive Index", Sensors and Actuators B, Vol. 123, pp. 594-605, 2007.
 

L. Wang, Y. Tachwali, P. Verma and A. Ghosh, “Impact of bounded delay on throughput in multi-hop networks”, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 32, pp. 1031-1038, 2009.
 

P. Verma, A. Ghosh, R. Huck, S. Cheng, S. Chen, M. Martens and A. Kaul, “Continuous Wireless Monitoring of the Cervical Dilation of a Pregnant Woman”, International Journal of Adv. Media and Communications, Vol. 3, pp. 126-138, 2009.
 

A. Mukherjee, D. Munsi, V. Saxena, R. Rajput, P. Tewari, V. Singh, A. Ghosh, J. John, H. Wanare and P. Gupta-Bhaya, “Characterization of a fiber optic liquid refractive index sensor”, Sensors and Actuators B, Vol. 145, pp. 265-271, 2010. 
 

A. Ghosh and P. Verma, “The Lyapunov exponent of chaos generated by acousto-optic modulators with feedback”, Optical EngineeringVol. 50, p 017005, Jan 2011.

U. Gogoi, M. Bhowmik, D. Bhattacharjee, A. Ghosh and G. Majumdar, "A study and analysis of hybrid intelligent techniques based breast cancer detection using breast thermograms”, Book chapter of “Hybrid Soft Computing Approaches: Research and Applications", Edited by: Dr. S. Bhattacharyya, Prof.(Dr.) P. Dutta, and Prof. (Dr.) S. Chakraborty, published by Springer India, Vol. 611, pp. 329-359, 2015, ISBN: 978-81-322-2543-0.


D. Shah, D. Kothari and A. Ghosh, “Performance of free-space optical link with wavelength diversity over exponentiated Weibull channel,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 55, p. 116112,  Nov. 2016. doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.11.116112.


A. Ghosh and Anasmita Ghosh, "A few ways of reducing cheating in examinations in Indian colleges and universities", University News, Vol. 55, No. 05, Jan. 30-Feb. 05, 2017.

 




RECENT PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES



S. Pal and A. Ghosh, "Optimal actuation of a MEMS cantilever by a laser beam", Optomechatronic Actuators, Manipulation and Systems Control: Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6374, p. 63740O, Oct. 2006.

 

A. Ghosh, P. Gupta Bhaya, V. Saxena and J. John, "Design and calibration of low-cost fiber optic sensors for refractive index measurement of turbid liquids", Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Monitoring II: Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6378, p. 63780V, Oct. 2006.

 

A. Ghosh, P. Verma, S. Cheng and A. Venugopalan, “A free space optics based identification and interrogation system”, Proc. of IEEE 2007 Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Boston, May 2007.

 

A. Ghosh, V. Siddarth, M. Bhagat, S. Aggarwal, P. Anurag and M. Jain, “Surface plasmon resonance based optical sensor design using spatial filtering", Optics and Photonics for Information Processing: Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6695, p. 669506,  Aug. 2007.

 

A. Venugopalan, A. Ghosh, P. Verma and S. Cheng, “Performance of an Optical identification and interrogation system”, Enabling Photonic Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications IV: Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6975, p. 69750C, Mar. 2008.

 

A. Ghosh, P. Verma and A. Venugopalan, “Free space optics based sensor network design”, Proc. of NATO IST-083  Military Communications with a special focus on Tactical Communications for Network Centric Operations, Prague, Apr. 2008.

 

P. Verma, A. Ghosh, R. Huck, S. Cheng, S. Chen, M. Martens and A. Kaul, “Continuous wireless monitoring of the cervical dilation of a pregnant woman”, Proc. 2008 IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications, Ottawa, May 2008.

 

A. Ghosh and S. Pal, “A MEMS device for measuring laser power and spot-size”, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VI: Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7222, pp. 72220N-1 to 72220N-5, Jan. 2009. 

 

A. Ghosh, D. Arora, P. Verma, R. Huck and J. Fagan, “A nanophotonic sensor for large electric current measurements,” in above, pp. 72221C-1 to 72221C-4. 

 

A. Ghosh, P. Verma, R. Huck and S. Cheng, “Mobility in free-space optics based sensor networks”, Wireless Sensing and Processing IV: Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7349, pp. 73490J-1 to 73490J-8, Apr. 2009. 

 

A. Ghosh, P. Verma, S. Cheng, R.C. Huck, M.R. Chatterjee, and M. Al-Saedi, “Design of Acousto-optic chaos based secure free-space optical communication links”, Free-space Laser Communications IX: Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7464, pp. 74640L-1 to 74640L-6, Aug. 2009. 

 

R. Aylo, P. P. Banerjee, A. Ghosh and P. Verma, “Design of metamaterials based photonic sensors for pressure measurement”, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIV: Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7604, Jan. 2010.

 

M. R. Chatterjee, A. Ghosh and M. Al-Saedi, “Performance measures in acousto-optic chaotic signal encryption system subject to parametric variations and additive noise”, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7814, Aug. 2010.

 

A. Ghosh, S. Kunta, P. Verma and R. Huck, “Free-space optics based sensor network design using angle-diversity photodiode arrays”, in above.

 

A. Ghosh, P. Verma, P. Banerjee and R. Aylo, “Propagation of a Gaussian beam through a stack of positive and negative refractive index materials”, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7754, Aug. 2010.

 

Invited Talk:

A. K. Majumdar, Z. Xu, G. Chen, A. Ghosh, “Exploring UV communications for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) free-space-optics (FSO) communications”, presented in IEEE MILCOM, Nov. 2010.

 

A. Ghosh and P. Verma, “Characterization of chaos generated by bistable optical systems with a nonlinearity of the form sin2(xn)” presented in the conference on Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIII, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, 2011.

 

A Ghosh and P. Verma, “Design of fiber optic evanescent field sensors using metamaterials”, to be presented in the conference on Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VIII, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, 2011.

A Ghosh and P. Verma, “Design of fiber optic evanescent field sensors using metamaterials”, presented in the conference on Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VIII, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, 2011.

 

A. Ghosh and P. Verma, “Statistical analysis of chaotic signals generated by acousto-optic or electro-optic modulators with feedback”, Free-Space and Atmospheric laser Communications XI, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 8162, Aug. 2011.

 

A. Ghosh and G. Narula, “Influence of Lyapunov exponent on the characteristics of chaotic optical signals from acousto or electro-optic systems”, Tech. Digest Photonics 2012, The Intl. Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, Dec. 2012.

 

A. Ghosh, D. Barot and S. Pal, “Optically actuated MEMS and Bragg grating based optical switch design”, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 8647, Feb. 2013.

 

A. Ghosh, A. Fasiku and P. Verma, “Determination of the direction of arrival of a light beam using an angle diversity array of photodiodes”, presented in SPIE Photonics West Conference no. 8610, Feb. 2013.



T. Pal, M. Bhowmik and A. Ghosh, “Defogging of visual images using SAMEER-TU database”, Proc. Intl. Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT 2014), Kochi, India, published by Elsevier Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 46, pp. 1676– 1683, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.02.108.

 


T. Pal, M. Bhowmik and A. Ghosh, “Contrast Restoration of Fog Degraded Image Sequences”, Proc. of 4th Intl. Conference on Soft computing for Problem Solving (‘SOCPROS’ 2014), Silchar, India, published by Springer, Vol. 1, pp. 325-338, 2014, ISBN: 978- 81-322-2216-3 (print), 978-81-322-2217-0 (online).

 


A. Ghosh and D. Panchratna, "Improving BER in a free pace optical communication system in a turbulent channel with spatial arrangement of the receiver array", presented in Wireless Sensing, Localization, and Processing IX, SPIE Conf. no. 9103, May 2014. (*)

 


U. Gogoi, G. Majumdar, M. Bhowmik, A. Ghosh and D. Bhattacharjee, "Breast Abnormality Detection Through Statistical Feature Analysis using Infrared Thermograms", Proc. IEEE Intl. Symposium on Advanced Computing and Communication 2015 (ISACC 2015), pp. 258 - 265, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4673-6707-3.

 


A. Singha, M. Bhowmik, P. Dhar and A. Ghosh, “Independent Component Analysis Architectural Feature Evaluation by Correlating Face Images”, Proc. 17th Intl. Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA 2015), Research Publishing Services (RPS), Kolkata, pp. 39-48, 2015, DOI: 10.3850/978-981-09-7518-0_36.

 


A. Singha, M. Bhowmik, P. Dhar and A. Ghosh, “Analysis and Performance Evaluation of ICA-based Architectures for Face Recognition”, Proc. 17th Intl. Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA 2015), LNCS of Springer International Publishing, Vol. 9884, pp. 323–336, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26145-4_24.

 


S. Dey Roy, M. Bhowmik, P. Saha and A. Ghosh, “An Approach for Automatic Pain Detection through Facial Expression”, Proc. 7th Intl. Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI 2015), organised by Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, published by Elsevier Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 84, pp. 99–106, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2016.04.072.

 


M. Bhowmik, U. Gogoi, K. Das, A. Ghosh, D. Bhattacharjee and G. Majumdar, “Standardization of Infrared Breast Thermogram Acquisition Protocols and Abnormality Analysis of Breast Thermograms”, Proc. SPIE Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII, Vol. 9861, pp. 986115-986121, May 2016, doi: 10.1117/12.2223421.

 


S. Chakrabarti, M. Bhowmik, A. Ghosh and T. Pal, "Automated Edge Detection of Breast Masses on Mammograms", to appear in TENCON 2016 -2016 IEEE region 10 Conference, Singapore, Nov. 2016 (paper no. 588).

 


T. Pal, M. Bhowmik, D. Bhattacharjee and A. Ghosh, "Visibility Enhancement Techniques for Fog Degraded images: A Comparative Analysis with Performance Evaluation", to appear in TENCON 2016 -2016 IEEE region 10 Conference, Singapore, Nov. 2016 (paper no. 1201).

 


S. Dey Roy, D. Hrishi Das, M. Bhowmik and A. Ghosh, "Bruise Detection in Apples using Infrared Imaging", to appear in ICECE 2016 – 2016 9th Intl. Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dhaka, Dec. 2016 (paper no. 66).

 


A. Ghosh, D. Banik and M. Bhowmik, "Determination of Point Spread Function of an Infrared Imaging System through a Scattering Medium", presented in ICMS2017 – Second Intl. Conference on Material Science, Tripura, Feb. 2017 (paper no. 06ST).

 


A. Ghosh, R. Debnath and M. Bhowmik, "Analysis of Surface Plasmon Resonance for Incoherent Light Sources", presented in ICMS2017 – Second Intl. Conference on Material Science, Tripura, Feb. 2017 (paper no. 07ST).

 


A. Dutta, A. Ghosh and A. Mukherjee, "Characterization of a Chaotic Electro Optic Modulator with the Help of Lyapunov Exponent and Bifurcation Analysis Technique", presented in ICMS2017 – Second Intl. Conference on Material Science, Tripura, Feb. 2017 (paper no. 01SEMD).

 


A. Ghosh, A. Saha and J. Dutta, "Design of rain activated windows in smart buildings using interdigital sensors", presented in ICMS2017 – Second Intl. Conference on Material Science, Tripura, Feb. 2017 (paper no. 02ST).

 


A. Ghosh, R. Debnath, U. Das and M. Bhowmik, "Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy Observed in Kretschmann Prism System with Titanium and Gold Thin Films", presented in ICMS2017 – Second Intl. Conference on Material Science, Tripura, Feb. 2017 (paper no. 10TFSS).

 


T. Deb, A. Ghosh and A. Mukherjee, "Singular value Decomposition applied to Associative Memory of Hopfield Neural Network", presented in ICMS2017 – Second Intl. Conference on Material Science, Tripura, Feb. 2017 (paper no. 15ST).

 


S. Das, A. Ghosh and A. Mukherjee, "Designing of Smart Buildings using Wireless Sensor Networks", presented in ICMS2017 – Second Intl. Conference on Material Science, Tripura, Feb. 2017 (paper no. 10ST).

 


A. Ghosh and Anasmita Ghosh, "
Mobile Phone based Examinations in Open and Distance Learning", accepted for the ICDE Intl. Conference on "Unleashing the potential of ODL – Reaching the Unreached", Pune, Mar. 2017.




RECENT COURSES TAUGHT



Technical Communications


Systems and Signal Theory (Numerical Matrix Algebra)


Optical Information Processing


Free Space Optical Communications


Fiber Optic Communications


Dynamical Systems and Chaos


Sensors: Electronics and Networking


Sensors and Systems


Research Methodology for PhD Students - Computational Linear Algebra and Signals and Systems




RECENT PROJECTS SUPERVISED

Optically actuated MEMS and Bragg grating based optical switch design

 

Design spatial diversity in multi-input multi-ouput free-space optical communication systems

 

Design of fault tolerant fiber to the village passive optical networks

 

Design of low power circuits for electronic sensor for continuous monitoring of cervical dilation


Software for the design of free-space optical communication links


Statistics of optical chaos